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The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch, Volume 36
Brecht in/and Asia / Brecht in/und Asien
Edited by Friedemann Weidauer Guest Editor: Markus Wessendorf

The Brecht Yearbooks


“The Brecht Yearbook is a venue for discussion about aspects of theater and literature that were of particular interest to Bertolt Brecht, especially the politics of literature and the politics of theater in a global context.

The volume Brecht in/and Asia contains twenty-six essays based on presentations given at “Brecht in/and Asia,” the thirteenth Symposium of the International Brecht Society (IBS), which was held at the University of Hawai’i at M
anoa in 2010. Themes covered include Brecht in India; contemporary Chinese theater; the “Chinese” Brecht; tradition, Brecht, and political theater; Brecht between imperialism and postcolonialism, orient and occident; Fritz Bennewitz’s intercultural Brecht productions; and Brecht(’s) adaptations.

Markus Wessendorf is associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Friedemann Weidauer is managing editor of the Brecht Yearbook and associate professor of German at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on contemporary German culture.

Distributed for The International Brecht Society

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